Posted 2012-01-19 11:29 AM (#48982) Subject: Spouse Visa for Work Permit (Tier 2) Holder
It is great for having me in this forum. I found many useful things and information here. Apology because I do not know the questions has been addressed before but hopefully someone can give me some guidance.
I’ve got married last year with my Russian Wife, (We’ve been together since 2008 and married in 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic). Currently I am located in the UK with Work Permit (Employed) and she is in Moscow.
We are planning to apply a spouse/wife visa (Dependent of Work Permit Holder), I would like to find out the full list of Supporting Documents from myself and her for this application. It would be so great too to know whether she need to take English Test and the list of English test that qualify for the application?
My Work Permit will expire in Oct 2012 and i can apply for ILR after because been with WPfor 5 years. I have two choices here 1) Apply Spouse Visa for wife come here before WP expire. 2) Apply Spouse Visa after successful my ILR.
I think it will be tough for her to get spouse visa after my ILR. Are there any chance in Option 1 when i apply ILR i can put her as dependent too. (Which mean one application for both of us - save on application fees) Correct me if i am wrong.
Posted 2012-01-19 9:32 PM (#48999 - in reply to #48982) Subject: Re: Spouse Visa for Work Permit (Tier 2) Holder
If you can wait 36 hours I may be able to speak to someone who is probably in your situation with getting a wife across as I work with a fair amount of offshore partners who are based in the UK, although he is on a work permit and receives assistance from his company with application.
Posted 2012-01-21 1:08 PM (#49018 - in reply to #48982) Subject: Re: Spouse Visa for Work Permit (Tier 2) Holder
Your wife will have to pass the English test regardless of which route you take. The pass level is A1 which is pretty basic and there is a list of tests on the UKBA website. Your wife may be able to enter as a dependent on your ILR application but you need to check this with the UKBA.
Posted 2012-01-26 4:08 PM (#49078 - in reply to #48982) Subject: Re: Spouse Visa for Work Permit (Tier 2) Holder
Sorry to ask again, I've checked UKBA website, Global FVS and British councils but unfortunatly couldn't find where can my wife get English Test in Moscow (which can be book in February 2012) I mean ASAP. It wouldbe great someone can point me to the right website or test centre in Moscow which offer toeic, ielts, tofel etc to qualify application for a spouse visa). Many many many thanks
Posted 2012-01-26 4:35 PM (#49080 - in reply to #48982) Subject: Re: Spouse Visa for Work Permit (Tier 2) Holder
Cheers Malcolm for fast reply. I also found TOEFL test centre in Moscow with iBT (Internet test) and PBT (Paper Test). Both are acceptable by UKBA and the only difference btw the two was iBT runs more test than PBT. Thanks
Posted 2012-03-15 2:29 PM (#49693 - in reply to #48982) Subject: Re: Spouse Visa for Work Permit (Tier 2) Holder
I would like to say thank you for prodiving such valueable information and help to me. My wife (Ksenia) got her (Work Permit Holder) Spouse Visa yesterday.
Application Submitted: 24/02/2012
Visa Granted: 12/03/2012
Total: 12 working days
Some details of docs supplied:
6 mths Bank Statement,
House survey report,
Photos of us for the past 3 years (including wedding photos)
History log docs (MSN, Phone Bills, Emails, flight invoices, hotel invoices, etc)